Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in July with an essay contest to find and reward its most remarkable patrons. Guests are asked to draft a 200-word essay describing why they or someone they know is remarkable using a memorable story related to Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes restaurants. Winners will receive complimentary meals at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes and the honor of being named one of “30 Remarkable Guests.”
“Our thirtieth anniversary should really be a celebration of our guests because it’s their loyal patronage that has kept our company going strong for so many years,” said Michael Mack, CEO of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes.
The “30 Remarkable Guests” contest, which will take place July 1 through July 31, will be judged by Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes’ Kitchen Cabinet advisory panel, comprised of 10 influential moms from around the country. The essays will be judged on originality and creativity, appropriateness to subject matter, composition and sincerity.
Adults over the age of 18 are invited to enter an essay and will be competing for a prize of 30 free meals and the chance to have their essay posted on the Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes website. All contestants must be United States residents. Winners will be announced by September 15, 2008. Entries are limited to one sheet of 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper and must be postmarked by July 31, 2008. Only one entry per person is allowed.
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes (sweettomatoes.com) was founded in 1978 in San Diego, California and currently operates 110 salad buffet-style restaurants across the western, southern and eastern portions of the United States. Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes features an everyday selection of made-from-scratch soups and salads and hand-crafted muffins, focaccia, breads and desserts. The concept is built around freshly made, great-tasting, recipes with a salad bar full of seasonal vegetables and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Restaurants are open daily for lunch and dinner and also for a special Sunday Breakfast featuring a variety of wholesome breakfast favorites in addition to regular selections. Sweet Tomatoes provides its guests with an excellent value by offering unlimited access to its entire menu of high quality fresh items at a fixed price.